Giulia Gandini - 24UK
A 12-year-old girl has her first period in class. Her skirt is stained red. She is up next to present her final paper in front of all her peers. Will she find a way out of the 'uncomfortable' situation?
Kerry LeVielle - 23New York
Resting on the shoulders of a single day, a young girl experiences the daunting immediacy of responsibility when tasked to care for her ailing grandmother.
What Daphne Saw
Lizz Marshall - 22California
In a dystopian future where violent criminals are reprogrammed into docile servants, a woman must survive her punishment of silent, mindless servitude in a home that hides the darkest of secrets.
Matthew McGuigan - 20United Kingdom
Brendan’s mother Eilis reveals a dark secret on her deathbed, one to which Brendan must find the answer – what happened to her lost child?
Matthew Puccini - 24New York
A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older couple.
Closing Night: Generation NOW
Clifford Miu - 24, Linhan Zhang - 21Taiwan
Eleven year old Chris arrives at the hospital only to realize that his mother and uncles have decided to pull the plug on his beloved grandfather.
Other Black Boys
Mackenzie McMahon - 23, Nyles Washington - 23California
A queer, black college student is forced to confront the masks he wears from day to day when an old friend comes to visit.
Come As You Are